Good point. Even cheesier shows like the A-Team mostly dealt with local mundane abuses of power. I kind of like the idea of adventures with high stakes that don't necessarily involve the whole city, country, or world. Helping a neighborhood, one building, or even one family can be a satisfactory adventure.Well, the TV show Leverage is mostly based on entirely mundane abuses of power in the real world. There's already a role playing game for it (Cortex-based), but it can be inspiration for all kinds of shenanigans.
One of the highlights of my last Vampire 5th edition campaign was the Ventrue PC who rolled incredibly well for her Power Point presentation. I can't help but wonder if that's a negative commentary on the excitement of my campaigns.In a recent Traveller session one of the PCs had to write a report that would inform an Imperial officer's decision about whether or not to implement First Contact protocols.